Helping You Heal from Gaslighting – The Best of Everyday Feminism

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If we lose independent feminist media, we lose crucial info on topics like gaslighting.

From the Everyday Feminism archives, here’s a throwback to some of our most talked about posts on this topic. We can only create content like this because of who we are as an independent publication.

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1. What Does Gaslighting Mean?

We’ve heard from so many readers about how their lives have changed from learning to recognize gaslighting as an abuse tactic.

Read these articles to learn how this form of emotional abuse shows up:

10 Things I’ve Learned About Gaslighting As An Abuse Tactic

Gaslighting Is a Common Victim-Blaming Abuse Tactic – Here Are 4 Ways to Recognize It in Your Life

2. What’s It Like to Go Through Gaslighting?

If you’ve never experienced gaslighting, learning what it feels like can help you support someone who’s been there. And if you have been through gaslighting, you deserve to know that you’re not alone.

These posts can help:

How Gaslighting Is Abuse That Stays with You Like a Terrifying Hurricane

5 Gaslighting Phrases Donald Trump Used That Remind Me a Lot of My Abusive Ex

3. What Does Gaslighting Have to Do with Oppression?

Healing from emotional violence like gaslighting is a key part of our anti-oppression work.

But if you’re looking for more connections between gaslighting and social justice, read this info:

6 Unhelpful Comments That Gaslight People in Conversations About Social Justice

7 ‘Positive Thinking’ Phrases That Can Actually Cross the Line Into Gaslighting

4. How Can I Stand Up To and Heal from Gaslighting?

Once you know about gaslighting, you might find it helpful to also know that there’s hope for healing.

Here’s some encouragement and insights to help you find your path to healing.

You’re Not ‘Oversensitive’ – Here’s How People Use Gaslighting to Dismiss Sexism

6 Unexpected Ways I’ve Healed from Gaslighting Abuse and Learned to Trust Myself Again


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